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  1. Excesses overshadow otherwise orderly New Year's Eve

    New Year's Eve 2023-2024 unfolded with fewer incidents and, in many areas, in an orderly manner. Nevertheless, excesses with ...

    News item | 05-01-2024 | 17:00

  2. Name change free for descendants of enslaved persons

    Descendants of enslaved persons will be able to change their surname for free as of 2024. The Council of Ministers has agreed to ...

    News item | 22-12-2023 | 14:45

  3. Audit and annual report obligatory for fewer companies

    The government has made a proposal to oblige fewer companies to have their annual report audited and to draw up an annual report. ...

    News item | 22-12-2023 | 14:34

  4. First support package for Ukraine for 2024: €102 million in winter assistance

    The Netherlands has set aside €102 million for the first support package for Ukraine of 2024. This amount is part of over €2 ...

    News item | 22-12-2023 | 09:33

  5. Fully digital general meetings will be allowed again

    Fully digital meetings will be allowed again for legal entities under private law, such as private companies, public limited ...

    News item | 22-12-2023 | 08:49

  6. Government takes the next step to create balance in the internationalisation of education

    Balance between the value of internationalisation for our education on the one hand, and accessibility to this education on the ...

    News item | 21-12-2023 | 14:15

  7. Minister Geoffrey van Leeuwen announces extra €25 million in emergency aid for Gaza during visit to Rafah border crossing

    The Netherlands is making an extra €25 million available for humanitarian aid for the people of Gaza. The Minister for Foreign ...

    News item | 20-12-2023 | 15:23

  8. Offshore wind: The Netherlands well on schedule, tender round to double capacity will start early 2024

    Today, the CrossWind consortium completed construction of the Hollandse Kust (noord) wind farm. The Netherlands has now reached a ...

    News item | 20-12-2023 | 07:00

  9. Group of European countries aim to decarbonize their electricity system by 2035

    Today, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxemburg, The Netherlands and Switzerland announce a joint ambition to decarbonize ...

    News item | 18-12-2023 | 19:45

  10. New legislation as of 1 January 2024

    As of 1 January 2024, animal abuse and animal neglect will be punished more strictly and effectively. The use of personal data ...

    News item | 18-12-2023 | 08:00